Examination Dates and Locations

NOTE: seating for online exams may be limited. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. 

(Remember that you always have the option to take the exam at home or at work via a remote proctor)

The list of exam sites below is current and updated regularly:

 

OCTOBER 15, 2019 - Sioux Falls, SD - 1:30 PM - There is a fee of $35 per examinee
Southeast Technical Institute - 2320 N. Career Ave.
Karen Winter 605-367-7677 - karen.winter@southeasttech.edu

OCTOBER 21, 2019 - Boynton Beach, FL - 9:00 AM
Children's Services Council - 2300 High Ridge Rd.
Laura Sweet - 561-383-1143 laura.sweet@211pbtc.org

OCTOBER 25, 2019 - Columbia, MD - 8:00 AM
Maryland AIRS, Howard Community College - 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Christopher Moore 410-313-6029 - marylandairs@gmail.com

Exam Fees: Free for AIRS Members
$10 for non-AIRS members attending the conference
$25 for non-AIRS members not attending the conference

OCTOBER 29, 2019 - Lansing, MI - 9:30 AM - (This exam is now at full capacity) The exam is offered as part of the MI-AIRS conference, applicants need to register for the conference ($30 for AIRS/MIAIRS members, $50 for non-members)
The MTG Space - 4039 Legacy Parkway
Jennifer Pollak 517-664-9809 jennie.pollak@mi211.org

NOVEMBER 6, 2019 - Green Bay, WI - 1:00 PM (This exam is now at full capacity)
YWCA - 230 South Madison St.
Jessica Kwapil 262-605-6657 Jessica.Kwapil@kenoshacounty.org

NOVEMBER 13, 2019 - Columbus, OH - 9:30 AM
Franklin County Office on Aging - 280 East Broad St. - 3rd Floor
Lisa Brosnahan - 614-525-6132 lisa.brosnahan@franklincountyohio.gov

NOVEMBER 21, 2019 - San Gabriel, CA - 1:30 PM - There is a $25 administrative fee payable to CAIRS that is due on the exam date.
211 LA County - 526 W. Las Tunas Dr.
Laura Mejia 626-350-1841 x2156 lmejia@211la.org

DECEMBER 5, 2019 - San Gabriel, CA - 1:30 PM - There is a $25 administrative fee payable to CAIRS that is due on the exam date.
211 LA County - 526 W. Las Tunas Dr.
Laura Mejia 626-350-1841 x2156 lmejia@211la.org

DECEMBER 5, 2019 - Camarillo, CA - 1:00 PM (This exam is now at full capacity)
Interface Children & Family Services
Jeannette Garcia 805-485-6114 x204 jeannetteg@icfs.org

DECEMBER 9, 2019 - Cleveland, OH - 10:00 AM
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging - 1700 E. 13th St.
Theresa Foster 216-539-9265 tfoster@areaagingsolutions.org

DECEMBER 12, 2019 - Camarillo, CA - 1:00 PM
Interface Children & Family Services - 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite I
Jeannette Garcia 805-485-6114 x204 jeannetteg@icfs.org

FEBRUARY 25, 2020 - San Diego, CA - 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM
211 San Diego - 3860 Calle Fortunada Suite 101
Varelly Revell 858-300-1259 vrevell@sandiego.org

FEBRUARY 26, 2020 - San Diego, CA - 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM
211 San Diego - 3860 Calle Fortunada Suite 101
Varelly Revell 858-300-1259 vrevell@sandiego.org

March 3, 2020 - Pittsburgh, PA - 10:00 AM
Allegheny County/DHS/Area Agency on Aging - 2100 Wharton St, Second Floor
Tawnya Burke 412-350-4008 tawnya.burke@alleghenycounty.us

 

Applications to take an exam are due in the AIRS office 30 days prior to a test.

Please be aware that registration for your local Affiliate Conference or the AIRS Conference does NOT constitute registration for the AIRS Certification exam. If you are interested in taking a test, all certification exam applications, supporting documentation and appropriate exam fees must be mailed to the AIRS National Office in Fairfax, VA, and must arrive 30 days prior to the exam. DO NOT send your application for Certification with your conference registration. If an application and payment are mailed to an address other than the AIRS National Office in Fairfax, Virginia, the application will not be processed and the applicant will be unable to sit the exam.

The contacts listed for each site can provide information such as directions to the test site, whether training or a study session will be available before the exam, and if there are additional charges from the hosting organization to cover their room costs. Canadian applicants must apply to InformCanada. These exams are not "held" by AIRS but by the hosting organization in accordance with AIRS specifications.

Additional Option - "Proctor U" Testingfor your choice of location - at home or at work! Providing you have a webcam and a high-speed Internet connection, the AIRS Certification exam can be taken either at home or at work. AIRS is partnering with a commercial service called ProctorU that provides online one-on-one proctoring via webcam. Essentially, you log on to the system and connect with a staff member at ProctorU who will check your photo ID, ensure that your computer has no other programs running, that your work area is clear and that during the exam, you remain in your chair and attentive only to the exam. There is a $25 charge for this service that is paid directly to ProctorU via credit card. AIRS does not receive any revenue from this service. However, this is a viable option particularly for someone wanting a re-test or facing a long journey to another testing site.

IMPORTANT: If the ProctorU option is your preference, you need to indicate that choice in the appropriate area of your Certification Application form!. Once your exam application has been approved, you will receive an email with step by step instructions on how to set your appointment with ProctorU and pay the $25 fee to them as well. DO NOT contact ProctorU until you have received an email from AIRS letting you know your exam application has been approved.

NOTE that from March 16th 2015, the CIRS-A exam is no longer available and all candidates seeking this specialized credential must take the CRS-Aging/Disabilties (CRS-A/D) exam. 

If you have additional questions, or require assistance, contact the AIRS Headquarters at 703-218-AIRS (2477) ext 2 or certification@airs.org.

 

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